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East Valley briefs: Phoenix group ready to bid for Final Four

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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2007 10:00 pm | Updated: 6:17 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

The Phoenix Local Organizing Group, headed by Arizona State senior associate athletic director Dawn Rogers, will formally declare its intention to submit a proposal to bring an NCAA men’s and women’s basketball Final Four to the Valley between 2012 and 2016.

The deadline to declare intentions is 3 p.m. (Arizona time) today, and Rogers said the intent is ready to be sent.

Once submitted, the committee will travel to Indianapolis in January for NCAA meetings and proposal guidelines, while all official nominations are due in June 2008.

If accepted by the NCAA, a men’s Final Four would likely be held at University of Phoenix Stadium or Chase Field, while a women’s Final Four would be played at US Airways Center.

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